St Patrick’s Day Unit Study

Who was St. Patrick? Learn more about St. Patrick’s Day with this free unit study for elementary students.

Books

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola

Born in Britain, Patrick was taken as a captive to Ireland and kept there for six years. Lots of stories and legends surround his life, such as the time he banished snakes from Ireland. This story introduces young readers to the life of this great saint. 

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott

Tim O’Toole’s family is badly in need of some luck, so when a group of leprechauns offers to help, they start to believe things might be finally turning around! But there’s a catch, and keeping away from the crafty McGoons might be harder than they expected! 

St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons

The life and stories of the life of Saint Patrick, a man who loved God and people and later was named the patron saint of Ireland. Also tells about the history and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day.

 St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

Jamie wakes up and realizes that it’s March 17, which can only mean one thing–it’s St. Patrick’s Day! On the table he sees green sashes laid out and ready to go for his father and two older brothers. They will be participating in the annual parade and Jamie wishes he could go, but his family thinks he’s too little to walk all the way up Acorn Hill. Will he be able to prove to them that he can handle it?

The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen

Why do leprechauns protect their gold by hiding it at the end of rainbows? Learn all about the little green creatures and their precious gold in this delightful tale. 

Videos

The Story of Saint Patrick (VeggieTales)

Story of Saint Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day Facts for Kids

Unit Study

This free St. Patrick’s Day unit study is perfect for exploring more about the history of the holiday. Learn about the real St. Patrick and a little about Ireland.

Grab the free unit study here!

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